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Record Scratch with Kara

Nov 2, 2023

Feeling complacent with his life, Leon Pettiway, PhD, wondered how he could shake up the predictability of his life. Be careful what you wish for! Dr. Pettiway was soon introduced to Buddhism and became an ordained monk!

This is an uncommon journey for anyone, let alone a Black man from North Carolina who was brought up as a Southern Baptist. Now known as the Venerable Lobzang Dorje, he focuses on discussions centering on social inequality and the administration of justice.

Currently, Dr. Pettiway | Lobzang Dorje is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University, Bloomington.



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Original music written and performed by Wallace Goldeman